This qualitative study focused on the errors and misconceptions of the seventh grade students in their solutions for algebraic equations. For this aim, a question sheet including 17 algebraic expressions were implemented to 10 seventh grade middle school students in a middle school of Ankara. Semistructured interviews were also conducted with two participants. After administering the question sheets, the answers of the students were categorized by coding the misconceptions of the students. Then the written and recorded answers were organized, coded, categorized and discussed. The results showed that, mostly observed misconceptions among the participants’ solutions for the algebraic expressions were (a) inability of making operations between the variables based on the lack of knowledge about arithmetical operations, (b) believing that the variables are used only for the natural numbers, and (c) ignoring the letters included in the algebraic expressions.
Primary Language  en 

Subjects  Education, Scientific Disciplines 
Journal Section  Research Articles 
Authors 

Dates 
Publication Date: June 30, 2019 
Bibtex  @research article { serd505735,
journal = {Studies in Educational Research and Development},
issn = {},
eissn = {26186063},
address = {Artvin Çoruh University},
year = {2019},
volume = {3},
pages = {1  22},
doi = {},
title = {The investigation of Middle School Students’ Misconceptions about Algebra},
key = {cite},
author = {Uçar Sarımanoğlu, Nihan}
} 
APA  Uçar Sarımanoğlu, N . (2019). The investigation of Middle School Students’ Misconceptions about Algebra. Studies in Educational Research and Development, 3 (1), 122. Retrieved from http://serd.artvin.edu.tr/issue/46599/505735 
MLA  Uçar Sarımanoğlu, N . "The investigation of Middle School Students’ Misconceptions about Algebra". Studies in Educational Research and Development 3 (2019): 122 <http://serd.artvin.edu.tr/issue/46599/505735> 
Chicago  Uçar Sarımanoğlu, N . "The investigation of Middle School Students’ Misconceptions about Algebra". Studies in Educational Research and Development 3 (2019): 122 
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ISNAD  Uçar Sarımanoğlu, Nihan . "The investigation of Middle School Students’ Misconceptions about Algebra". Studies in Educational Research and Development 3 / 1 (June 2019): 122. 
AMA  Uçar Sarımanoğlu N . The investigation of Middle School Students’ Misconceptions about Algebra. SERD. 2019; 3(1): 122. 
Vancouver  Uçar Sarımanoğlu N . The investigation of Middle School Students’ Misconceptions about Algebra. Studies in Educational Research and Development. 2019; 3(1): 221. 